Music was crucial in creating the mood for the writing of my new novel, Detention, about an escape from an immigration detention centre, a lockdown in a school and the ensuing chase and moral questions. I create a book soundtrack for each of my books. You can explore the Two Wolves soundtrack, The Fall soundtrack and the Tom Weekly: My Life & Other Massive Mistakes soundtrack. The music impacts the way I feel as I write which, in turn, dictates the tone of the story. I listened to a lot of Angus and Julia Stone while writing Detention. (Most of the…

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Noblesse Oblige

Noblesse Oblige

Noblesse oblige. I came across this phrase a few years back and it’s stuck with me. Translated literally, it means nobility obliges. It … View Post
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Detention Book Reviews

Detention Book Reviews

It’s finally arrived! After years of percolating the story idea, and then more years of writing and rewriting, before editing and printing, Detention … View Post
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Refugee Week 2019

Refugee Week 2019

It can be challenging to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, to imagine what their life might be like on a daily basis. … View Post
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